Course Structure

The Masters Programme will provide three distinct discipline awards:

1. MA in Visual & Critical Studies

2. MA in Critical Art Practice

3. MA in Design Practice

The programme allows specialisation within a dynamic mix of critical and practical disciplines in art, design and/or critical theory – realised within the context of critical and philosophical debate. The series of thematic streams on offer will reflect the current practice, scholarly and research activity of staff and will be available to students in the Project Initiation, Project Development and Project Delivery modules. For the first six weeks of the Project Initiation module students will receive a structured overview of the range of thematic streams. At this point they will select the stream that will guide the development of their Major Project. Initially, the following thematic streams will be offered:

•Text and Type

• Narrative and the Image

• Design Participation and Usability

• Art and Temporalities

• Semiotics and the Visual

• Memory and Material Culture

• Interpretation, Representation and Criticism

• Transdisciplinary Practices